News | June 9, 2022

Announcing the 2022 McKnight Book Artist Fellows

Courtesy of Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Left: Corinne Teed’s Prompt Press 4, 2016. Handmade artist's book and case, screen print on French paper, letterpress, digital print, feather, edition of 50. Right: Corinne Teed’s Collaborative Blocking, 2021. Letterpress and digital print, 4.75” x 6” folded, 16” x 9.5” open.

Minneapolis, MN — Please join us in congratulating the 2022 McKnight Book Artist Fellows, CB Sherlock and Corinne Teed! CB is a letterpress printer, book artist, and paper engineer, and Corinne is a research-based artist working in printmaking, book arts, time-based media, and social practice.

CB and Corinne will both be awarded $25,000 in unrestricted funds to explore and deepen their art practice thanks to our partnership with the McKnight Foundation, which supports two exceptional Minnesota-based book artists annually. The pair will also receive a range of professional benefits through MCBA, including studio visits from a national figure in the book arts, a travel honorarium, featured participation in an artist panel at Open Book, funding for artwork documentation, 24/7 studio access for two years, career consultation, and a residency opportunity.

According to CB Sherlock, the McKnight Fellowship in Book Arts will give her the chance to take risks and to make the bold choices necessary to initiate larger-scale projects. "As I generate more work and the scope expands, I am excited about the opportunities to collaborate with other talented artists and technicians on my projects," shares CB. "I get to work in community, sketch, expand my technical skills, and create innovative book structures."

During their McKnight Fellowship year, Corinne Teed will develop a series of collaborative books. Currently in production is a collaborative book of woodblock prints with 2021 McKnight Fiction Writer Fellow Abbey Mei Otis. The book is a series of illustrated fables on interspecies intimacies based on both the written and print history of Aesop’s fables. Corinne will also be working on a risograph-printed book with collaborator Dr. María Rebolleda-Gómez, an evolutionary microbiologist. Additionally, they will be working with Women’s Studio Workshop to produce a letterpress artist's book on queer intimacies in other species in Fall 2022.

"Access to MCBA’s studios, equipment, and expertise will provide crucial support for these projects," shares Corinne. "As handmade books proliferate in my studio, I am eager to engage in community with other book artists and scholars of book arts in Minnesota and through attending book arts conferences and residencies."

The fellows were named finalists at the beginning of May when our panel of notable jurors, Alisa Banks, Macy Chadwick, and Tate Shaw, traveled to Minnesota to conduct studio visits. Juror Macy Chadwick praised the maturity of both CB and Corinne's work.

"CB Sherlock is an accomplished book artist," shared Macy. "Every book considers form and content in a new way. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!" Of Corinne's work, Macy wrote,"By including books in their multi-media practice, they explore narrative in its many contemporary iterations," adding that Corinne helps "expand the definition of the book."

We invite you to learn more about the 2022 McKnight Book Artist Fellows below, view their winning portfolios, and get acquainted with their artistic practice. Beneath that, you can also find biographical information about our jurors.